Rome, Day 1 March 18th 2012 <-- (Video Here) Our plan this morning was to leave early, find some breakfast on the run (since we didn't have our pantry stocked yet), then go to Vatican City for the 10:30 Latin mass in St. Peter's Basilica followed by a 12:00 blessing by Pope Benedict from his apartment window.
After stopping for some croissants and juice, we were slowed a bit by crowds and festivities surroundin ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
We are a family of 5, traveling to see life outside of our own neighborhood. We plan to home school our kids and use travel to provide educational and fun field trips for our family (parents included). We enjoy traveling to places where we can see people living everyday lives and generally stay 'off the beaten path' as far as tourists go, but are always up for a popular Cheezburger dive or dessert find.
In this blog you'll find posts from Mom and Dad, and in the future, from our kids. We hope to share some of our experiences for better or worse and encourage other families to ... full info